{Registration} AirIndia Flights (Scheduled) Evacuating People from Abroad starts on 7 May 2020 Onwards

Govt. of India will evacuate people (Students/ Employee, Tourist, Pilgrims, Business) who are stranded in other Countries due to Corona Virus Lockdown/ Visa Cancelled, etc. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked AirIndia to evacuate people from USA, UK, UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Philippines, Bangladesh, Singapore, Malaysia etc

For details of Undertakings required

  • Undertaking – Risk of Travel & Quarantine Cost: CLICK HERE
  • Undertaking – Deportation Charges: CLICK HERE
S. No. Station Entry of Citizens Entry of Non- Citizens Remarks
1. Bangladesh YES Foreign National having Valid Visa – Allowed – Must produce a medical certificate (with English translation) to be obtained 72 hours of travel indicating a negative report. Passengers may be subject to Quarantine
2. Singapore YES Any other country citizen holding any category of Visa i.e Long Term employment etc requires prior written approval from the Ministry of Labour or Immigration of Singapore All arrivals to 14 Day SHN
3. Malaysia YES
  • a.   PR holders with My PR card- allowed
  • b.  Spouses & Children of Malaysian Nationals (Must have Sticker label visa in passport specifically indicating they are either spouses or children) – allowed
  • c.   Diplomatic Passport Holder – allowed
  • d.   Official passport on a diplomatic mission – allowed
All arrivals to 14 Day Quarantine
4. Philippines YES
  • a.   Foreign National – Not Allowed
  • b.  Spouse & Children of Filipinos – Allowed
  • c.  Accredited foreign government and international organization officials – Allowed
5. Oman YES Foreign Nationals – NOT ALLOWED  
  • a.   GCC Nationals – Not Allowed
  • b.   First degree relatives of UAE nationals holding valid UAE residence visa- Allowed
  • c.   Domestic workers accompanying their UAE national sponsors- Allowed
  • d.   Diplomatic Passport holders – Allowed
  • e.   Foreign Nationals – NOT ALLOWED
7. Saudi Arabia YES Foreign Nationals – NOT ALLOWED  
8. Qatar YES Foreign Nationals – NOT ALLOWED  
9. Bahrain YES
  • b.   Foreign Nationals – NOT ALLOWED
  • c.   Holding Residence Permit (RP)- Allowed
  • d.   Recognized Diplomats – Allowed
  • e.   Passengers with prior permission Granted (PPG) – Allowed


Passengers arriving shall be subject to testing and Quarantine

10. Kuwait YES
  • a. First degree relatives of nationals – Allowed
  • b.   Domestic workers accompanying their national – Allowed
  • c.   Foreign Nationals – NOT ALLOWED
11. United Kingdom YES Arrival and departure flights are allowed and no restriction on Passenger movement.  
  • a.   PR Holders – Allowed
  • b.   Foreign Nationals – NOT ALLOWED

AirIndia will also evacuate people from Australia, Germany, Russia, Italy, Spain, Brazil, South Africa, Canada and other countries as well. You need to check PIB India, Indian Embassy Website and News Updates for the latest development.

airindia flights evacuation plan may 2020

AirIndia Flights Details – Evacuation

  • Total flights planned 64
  • Countries Covered   12
  • Number of citizens to be evacuated 14800 (approx.)
  • Destinations Covered
S.No. Countries Origin Destination Passengers
1 UAE Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah Kochi, Kozhikode, Chennai, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Delhi, Amritsar 2000
2 Saudi Arabia Riyadh, Dammam, Jeddah Kozhikode, Delhi, Kochi, 1000
3 Qatar Doha Kochi, Trivandrum 400
4 Bahrain Manama Kochi, Kozhikode 400
5 Kuwait Kuwait City Hyderabad, Kochi, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kozhikode 1000
6 Oman Muscat Kochi, Chennai 450
7 Bangladesh Dhaka Srinagar, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai 1400
8 Philippines Manila Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai 1250
9 Singapore Singapore


Ahmedabad, Trichy, Delhi, Bengaluru

10 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Delhi, Mumbai, Trichy, Kochi, Chennai, Hyderabad 1750
11 United Kingdom London Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi 1750
12 United States San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Washington Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi, Bengaluru, 2100

DAY 1 (7 May 2020) – Flight Details

S.No. Country Airport of Departure Airport of Arrival Passengers (Approx.)
1 UAE Abu Dhabi Kochi 200
2 UAE Dubai Kozhikode 200
3 Saudi Arabia Riyadh Kozhikode 200
4 Qatar Doha Kochi 200
5 United Kingdom London Mumbai 250
6 Singapore Singapore Mumbai 250
7 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Delhi 250
8 USA San Francisco Mumbai-Hyderabad 300
9 Philippines Manila Ahmedabad 250
10 Bangladesh Dhaka Srinagar 200
Total 2300

DAY 2 Flight Details

S.No. Country Airport of Departure Airport of Arrival Passengers (Approx.)
1 Bahrain Manama Kochi 200
2 UAE Dubai Chennai 200
3 UAE Dubai Chennai 200
4 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Mumbai 250
5 USA New York Mumbai-Ahmedabad 300
6 Bangladesh Dhaka Delhi 200
7 Kuwait Kuwait City Hyderabad 200
8 Singapore Singapore Ahmedabad 250
9 United Kingdom London Bengaluru 250
Total 2050

DAY 3 Flight Details

S.No. Country Airport of Departure Airport of Arrival Passengers (Approx.)
1 Kuwait Kuwait City Kochi 200
2 Oman Muscat Kochi 250
3 Saudi Arabia Riyadh Delhi 200
4 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Trichy 250
5 USA Chicago Mumbai-Chennai 300
6 Bangladesh Dhaka Mumbai 200
7 Philippines Manila Mumbai 250
8 United Kingdom London Hyderabad 250
9 UAE Sharjah Lucknow 200
Total 2050

DAY 4 Flight Details

S.No. Country Airport of Departure Airport of Arrival Passengers (Approx.)
1 Qatar Doha Trivandrum 200
2 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Kochi 250
3 Kuwait Kuwait City Chennai 200
4 Singapore Singapore Trichy 250
5 United Kingdom London Mumbai 250
6 Bangladesh Dhaka Delhi 200
7 UAE Abu Dhabi Hyderabad 200
8 USA Washington Delhi-Hyderabad 300
Total 1850

DAY 5 Flight Details

S.No. Country Airport of Departure Airport of Arrival Passengers
1 Saudi Arabia Dammam Kochi 200
2 Bahrain Manama Kozhikode 200
3 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Chennai 250
4 Singapore Singapore Delhi 250
5 Philippines Manila Delhi 250
6 United Kingdom London Ahmedabad 250
7 UAE Dubai Kochi 200
8 Bangladesh Dhaka Srinagar 200
9 USA San Francisco Delhi-Bengaluru 300
Total 2200

DAY 7 Flight Details

S.No. Country Airport of Departure Airport of Arrival Passengers (Approx.)
1 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Kochi 250
2 Oman Muscat Chennai 200
3 United Kingdom London Chennai 250
4 Saudi Arabia Jeddah Delhi 200
5 Kuwait Kuwait City Ahmedabad 200
6 UAE Dubai Delhi 200
7 UAE Dubai Delhi 200
8 Philippines Manila Hyderabad 250
9 Bangladesh Dhaka Srinagar 200
Singapore Singapore Bengaluru 250
USA New York Delhi-Hyderabad 300
Total 2500

DAY 7 Flight Details

S.No. Country Airport of Departure Airport of Arrival Passengers (Approx.)
1 Kuwait Kuwait City Kozhikode 200
2 Philippines Manila Chennai 250
3 Bangladesh Dhaka Chennai 200
4 United Kingdom London Delhi 250
5 USA Chicago Delhi-Hyderabad 300
6 Saudi Arabia Jeddah Kochi 200
7 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Hyderabad 250
8 UAE Dubai Amritsar 200
Total 1850

Standard Operating Protocol (SOP)

For the movement of Indian Nationals stranded outside the country

In order to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, international travel of passengers has been prohibited under MHA’s Orders related to lockdown measures. As per information available, many Indian Nationals who had travelled to different countries before the lockdown, on various purposes such as employment, studies/ internships, tourism, business, etc., are stranded abroad. Due to their prolonged stay abroad, they are facing distress and are desirous of returning to India urgently. Apart from the above cases, there are other Indian Nationals who need to visit India in medical emergencies or death of a family member.

In order to facilitate the movement of such Indian Nationals, the following SoP is hereby laid down:

    1. Such persons will register themselves with the Indian Missions in the country where they are stranded, along with necessary details as prescribed by MEA.
    2. They will travel to India by non scheduled commercial flights to be arranged by Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA); and, naval ships to be arranged by Department of Military Affairs (DMA). Only those crew and staff, who are tested COVID-19 negative, will be allowed to operate these flights/ ships.
    3. Priority will be given to compelling cases in distress, including migrant workers/ labourers who have been laid off, short term visa holders faced with expiry of visas, persons with medical emergency/ pregnant women/ elderly, those required to return to India due to death of family member, and students.
    4. The cost of travel, as specified by MoCA/ DMA will be borne by such travellers.
    5. Based on the registrations received, MEA will prepare flight/ ship wise database of all such travellers, including details such as name, age, gender, mobile phone number, place of residence, place of final destination; and information on RT-PCR test taken and its result. This database will be shared by MEA with the respective State/ UT in advance.
    6. MEA will designate State/ UT wise nodal officers, who will co-ordinate with the nodal officers designated for this purpose by the respective States/ UTs.
    7. MEA will display with at least two days notice, the schedule (day, place and time of arrival) of the incoming flight/ ship, on their online digital platform.
    8. Before boarding, all travellers shall give an undertaking that they would undergo mandatory institutional quarantine for a minimum period of 14 days on arrival in India, at their own cost.
    9. All travellers will also be required to give an undertaking that they are making the journey at their own risk.
    10. At the time of boarding the flight/ ship, MEA will facilitate thermal screening as per health protocol. Only asymptomatic travellers would be allowed to board the flight/ ship.
    11. Passengers arriving through the land borders will also have to undergo the same protocol as above, and only those who are asymptomatic will be enabled to cross the border into India.
    12. Self-declaration form (with health and personal details) in duplicate will be filled in advance by all passengers coming from any point of entry, i.e., land, sea or airports, and a copy of the same will be given to Health and Immigration officials present at the airport/ seaport/ landport.
    13. While on board the flight/ ship, the health protocol of MoCA/ DMA will be strictly followed. This would include wearing of masks, environmental hygiene, respiratory hygiene, hand hygiene etc. to be observed by airline/ ship staff, crew and all passengers.
    14. On arrival, thermal screening, as per health protocol, would be carried out in respect of all the passengers by the Health officials present at the airport/ seaport/ landport.
    15. All passengers shall be asked to download ArogyaSetu app on their mobile devices.
    16. The passengers found to be symptomatic during screening shall be immediately taken to a medical facility as per health protocol.
    17. The remaining passengers shall be taken to suitable institutional quarantine facilities, to be arranged by the respective State/ UT Governments. These facilities may be as far as possible, in the district headquarters, of the district to which the arriving passengers belongs.
    18. These passengers shall be kept under institutional quarantine for a minimum period of 14 days.
    19. If they test negative after 14 days, they will be allowed to go home and will undertake self-monitoring of their health for 14 more days as per protocol. The remaining persons will be shifted to the medical facility by the State/ UT Government.
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